Over the Hump: Weekend Events in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park

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By Prince William Living

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We’re over the hump in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William. That means we’re looking forward to weekend events!

Prince William Events  

It’s Family Fun Night this Friday at Silver Lake Regional Park! Scavenger hunt, crafts and games; camp story and S’mores around the camp fire!  $5 per person/Family of four $20.  REGISTER HERE! Friday, Oct. 12, 5:30-8:00 p. m. | Silver Lake Regional Park, 16198 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket

Linton Hall School’s Community Fun Fair is a family day open to the community filled with events for children of all ages and children at heart. Games, face painting, costume parade, food trucks, a silent auction and vendors! $5 per person or $20 per family- tickets available at the door or online at lintonhall.edu/follow/events/fun-fair/. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a. m.-3:00 p.  m. | Linton Hall School, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow

Use the force to enjoy the best family-friendly day this side of the galaxy, Semper Force Family Day! There will be re-enactors from both the Empire and Rebel Alliance. Games and crafts for the young warrior include building a lightsaber and flying an X-Wing.  Take a tour of our galleries and find out how elements of the galaxy “far far away” relate to Marine Corps history. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and compete in our costume contest. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

Prince William Recycles Day is this Saturday. Look for “Edutainment” -The 3R’s of Recycling Magic Show by Nate Unsworth, Recycling and waste reduction games, activities and prizes, food, landfill tours throughout the day, equipment displays, face painting, recycled art display, loads of fun stuff! Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. | Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas

Bring your pet to PetOberfest @ Stonebridge!  All are welcome to attend and enjoy free family and pet friendly activities including: a pet parade/costume contest, pet-friendly exhibitors, children’s entertainment, store discounts, prizes, and much more.  Pet photo booth donations will benefit the Prince William SPCA.  All pets in attendance must be leashed. Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge

Celebrate the start of Fall at the Tacketts Mill Fall Festival! Bring the whole family out for an exciting day of characters, face painting, crafts, balloon art and live music! Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m. | Tacketts Mill, 2331 Tackett’s Mill Drive, Lake Ridge

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and visit the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. Park historians will lead tours of a section of the battlefield never open to the public before! On Saturday evening at 7:00 p. m., visit the battlefield to see nearly 1,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. 703-366-3049. Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, 11:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. both days; Saturday evening luminary at 7:00 p. m. | Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Iron Brigade Unit Avenue, Bristow

Prince William County’s newest fall Festival, Eatz and Brew, starts at 12:00 noon on Saturday at the Manassas Mall. Exhibitors, vendors, and top notch entertainment!  Look for lots of interactive activities and prizes! Saturday, Oct. 13, 12:00-7:00 p. m. | Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas

Celebrate Prince William’s diversity at the 2nd Annual Prince William Community Block Party with a day full of free food, rides, games, and attractions with neighbors from all faiths and backgrounds! Moon Bounces and games for kids of all ages, free burgers, hot dogs, snow cones, and cotton candy will be available for all. Experience the sights and sounds of a fire engine, ambulance, and police car with Prince William’s First Responders. Saturday, Oct. 13, 12:00-4:00 p. m. | Dar al-Noor Islamic Community Center, 5404 Hoadly Road, Manassas

Manassas Park Events

The Fall Festival at the Manassas Park Community Center started out as a small festival for artists to display their beautiful creations. It has expanded into a festival with art, crafts, local businesses, games, and activities. No matter what your interests are, there is bound to be something for you! Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

Manassas Events

Visit the City of Manassas Utility Day for fun, food and to learn about how your utilities work.  How does water get to your house?  Who keeps the lights on?  These questions and more will be answered.  Also visit the pumpkin patch for your free pumpkin. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | City of Manassas, 8500 Public Works Drive, Manassas 

Farmers Markets

Don’t forget the Farmers Markets in Historic Downtown Manassas and at Potomac Mills Mall! These run every Saturday through October – just a few more weeks!

Manassas – Prince William Lot, across from Baldwin Elementary (1978 Eagle Way). 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m.

Potomac Mills Mall – In the parking lot near Matchbox – 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.

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These events are current as of the time we receive the information. While we make every attempt to be accurate, please check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.  

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